Nov 16, 2012 4:00am EST
snow will reach from washington state to central california. >>> on cbs moneywatch it's do or die for snack maker hostess and the hiring outlook for the next crop of college graduates, ashley morrison is here in new york with more. >> reporter: this could be the day when hostess brand goes out of business. the maker of twinkies, won bread and other products say it may liquidate its business as early as today unless striking workers go back to work. 18,000 workers would lose their job. the company shut three plants earlier this week. some employees will return to work. continued concerns about the fiscal cliff in the u.s. slowed down stocks in asia. hong kong's hang seng grew up and the nikkei added 2%. wall street stocks posted a third consecutive decline driven by weak retail forecasts and higher unemployment claims. the dow lost 28 points on thursday. nasdaq ended nine points lower. investors will be watching today's meeting between president obama and congressional leaders for signs of a break in the fiscal cliff negotiations. federal reserve chairman says banks are keeping the
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
me a lot better than that. i can understand somebody in l.a. or california doing it and making some kind of statement like that by watching the film. >> tuberville said he was angered over back-to-back penalties during texas tech's win over kansas. >>> when we come back, a soda that could fight fat. and costume controversy. victoria's secret under fire for one of designs at its annual fashion show. okay, now here's our holiday gift list. aww, not the mall. well, i'll do the shopping... if you do the shipping. shipping's a hassle. i'll go to the mall. hey. hi. you know, holiday shipping's easy with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. yea, i know. oh, you're good. good luck! priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. caught up in david petraeus probe. why u-s commander in afghanistan is now under investigation. plus: sudden retirement. the port of oakland's director suddenly resigns. the possible connection to a stp club scandal. and heeding the call?
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
: you won't find blastic bags at the checkout counter at bob's market in southern california. they are banned in 50 cities and counties across the state. francine shops with her own reusable bag and wants more communities to enforce similar bans. >> if they went through a garbage dump or a trash site and saw what was going on they would think twice about it. >> reporter: supporters of the ban say plastic bags crowd land fills, pollute streets and waterways and threaten marine life. where plastic is banned like here in santa monica, stores go through piles of paper bags. those also take a toll on the environment but about 50% do get recycled. that's compared to about 5% of plastic bags. but manufacturers say banning the bags is unfair. >> the amount of litter nationally that plastic bags produce is less than half of 1%. >> reporter: marine scientis is with the advocacy group heal the bay and says in los angeles plastic bags make up closer to 25%. >> litter on the streets gets washed through the storm sewer system, through our waterway systems. and plastic bags are part of that